Does screen resolution affect performance?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by bergeron76, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. bergeron76

    bergeron76

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    How does the screen resolution affect performance with Parallels? I'm running a Mac mini Core Duo with lots of Ram on a small display. I'm about to get the 23" Cinema Display, but I'm wondering how this will affect Parallels. I know that on the mini, the video memory is shared. I use Virtue Desktops with Parallels, and I absolutely love it. That said, will upgrading to a much higher resolution (1920x ) negatively affect the usability/performance of my new Mac running Parallels?

    I'm a "switcher", and I'm never going back. However, I need Win2k and Linux, so could all you veteran Mac users, please forgive me for not having yet developed arrogance about my new Mac? It is undoubtedly great, but get a life if you have nothing better to do than post negatively; you're harming Apple's culture by being elitist - especially during a great paradigm shift of new users to Macs.

    Kind regards...
    CB
     
  2. bergeron76

    bergeron76

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    Ok, I bought the display anyway. It looks amazing (almost too big) and the performance doesn't seem to be affected.

    I would like to see a Parallels driver for 1920x1200 for Windows though. They provide 1920x1440, but that doesn't display correctly on these HD Cinema displays.

    Kind regards,
    CB
     
  3. Andrew @ Parallels

    Andrew @ Parallels Parallels Developers

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    You can add custom resolution 1920x1200 in VM configuration and you'll be able to use it in guest OS.
     

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